The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 332 358 436
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 369 304 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.57% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 186 125
Average daily rate £400 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 335 £400 -5.88% 62
London +23 148 £425 -5.55% 31
South East -27 60 £405 +5.53% 7
North West +1 40 £360 +2.85% 9
Scotland -2 32 £400 +60.00% 3
South West +19 27 £365 -4.32% 8
Manchester -4 27 £350 +1.81% 7
East of England +4 23 £400 -
West Midlands 0 20 £388 +19.23% 2
Glasgow +19 18 £400 -20.00% 3
Bristol +5 15 £350 -6.66%
Surrey -12 15 £385 -12.50% 2
Bromley - 15 £350 -
Yorkshire +11 14 £367 +17.25% 4
Hampshire +4 14 £425 +34.92% 1
Berkshire +4 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Bedfordshire +7 11 £425 -5.55%
City of London +23 10 £420 -6.66% 8
Edinburgh -17 8 £400 +60.00%
Sheffield - 8 £367 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £367 -
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £350 -
Luton +1 7 £425 -5.55%
Cheshire -1 7 £375 -31.81% 1
Birmingham - 7 £400 -
Hertfordshire +8 6 £380 -
Milton Keynes +3 6 £300 -
West Yorkshire +2 6 £394 +25.79% 3
Wiltshire -1 6 £398 -5.13% 2
Lancashire +7 5 £345 -37.27%

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 342 (47.30%) Information Security
2 197 (27.25%) CISSP
3 151 (20.89%) Firewall
4 138 (19.09%) Finance
5 125 (17.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 120 (16.60%) Security Operations
7 114 (15.77%) Windows
8 112 (15.49%) CISM
9 111 (15.35%) SIEM
10 105 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
11 101 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
12 85 (11.76%) PCI DSS
13 83 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
14 81 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
15 76 (10.51%) Network Security
16 75 (10.37%) Cisco
17 69 (9.54%) Risk Management
17 69 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
18 67 (9.27%) Cyberthreat
19 66 (9.13%) Security Operations Centre
20 63 (8.71%) Management Information System
21 61 (8.44%) Security Management
21 61 (8.44%) Unix
21 61 (8.44%) CheckPoint
22 58 (8.02%) Incident Management
23 55 (7.61%) Linux
24 54 (7.47%) Splunk
25 53 (7.33%) ArcSight
26 50 (6.92%) Security Cleared
27 49 (6.78%) Banking

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (0.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.41%) IIS
3 2 (0.28%) SAS
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.41%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.24%) Office 365
2 7 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.28%) IaaS
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
5 2 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 151 (20.89%) Firewall
2 83 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 76 (10.51%) Network Security
4 47 (6.50%) WAN
5 45 (6.22%) TCP/IP
6 43 (5.95%) LAN
7 27 (3.73%) SSL
8 25 (3.46%) Internet
9 18 (2.49%) VPN
10 17 (2.35%) HTTP
11 12 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.38%) IPsec
13 9 (1.24%) TACACS
13 9 (1.24%) Wireshark
14 8 (1.11%) DNS
15 7 (0.97%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.97%) tcpdump
16 5 (0.69%) Intranet
16 5 (0.69%) LDAP
16 5 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.41%) GIS
5 1 (0.14%) Big Data
5 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (2.07%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.14%) LSMW
3 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 138 (19.09%) Finance
2 49 (6.78%) Banking
3 47 (6.50%) Legal
4 31 (4.29%) Retail
5 18 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.24%) Law
7 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.55%) Automotive
8 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.41%) Advertising
9 3 (0.41%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.52%) Web Services
2 6 (0.83%) .NET
3 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.69%) HTML
4 3 (0.41%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.28%) SAML
5 2 (0.28%) SOAP
6 1 (0.14%) Middleware
6 1 (0.14%) REST
6 1 (0.14%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.14%) XML
6 1 (0.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (9.27%) Cyberthreat
3 66 (9.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 63 (8.71%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.24%) CESG
8 9 (1.24%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (0.97%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.83%) PKI
10 6 (0.83%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.69%) FMCG
11 5 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.69%) PMI
11 5 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.77%) Windows
2 61 (8.44%) Unix
3 55 (7.61%) Linux
4 14 (1.94%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.66%) Solaris
6 9 (1.24%) VMS
7 8 (1.11%) AIX
8 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (47.30%) Information Security
2 120 (16.60%) Security Operations
3 111 (15.35%) SIEM
4 105 (14.52%) Cybersecurity
5 81 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
6 69 (9.54%) Risk Management
6 69 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
7 61 (8.44%) Security Management
8 58 (8.02%) Incident Management
9 45 (6.22%) ITIL
10 43 (5.95%) Data Protection
11 36 (4.98%) Security Architecture
12 35 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
13 32 (4.43%) Information Assurance
14 31 (4.29%) Information Security Management
15 30 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
17 26 (3.60%) Ethical Hacking
17 26 (3.60%) Project Management
18 25 (3.46%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.07%) Python
3 12 (1.66%) SQL
4 9 (1.24%) Java
5 8 (1.11%) C#
5 8 (1.11%) VB
6 6 (0.83%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.83%) Perl
7 5 (0.69%) VBScript
8 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.41%) C
10 2 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.14%) ABAP
11 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (27.25%) CISSP
2 112 (15.49%) CISM
3 50 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 44 (6.09%) CISA
5 41 (5.67%) Degree
6 38 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 36 (4.98%) CEH
8 30 (4.15%) GCIA
9 24 (3.32%) GCIH
9 24 (3.32%) GIAC
10 22 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (2.90%) SANS
12 15 (2.07%) GSEC
13 9 (1.24%) CCNP
14 8 (1.11%) ISEB
14 8 (1.11%) SSCP
15 7 (0.97%) CCNA
15 7 (0.97%) CREST Certified
16 6 (0.83%) CCSE
16 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (17.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (11.76%) PCI DSS
3 28 (3.87%) SLA
4 26 (3.60%) COBIT
5 17 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.52%) QA
7 9 (1.24%) ISO27002
8 8 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (1.11%) RMADS
9 6 (0.83%) ISO27005
10 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.41%) GPG13
10 3 (0.41%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.14%) GxP
11 1 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.14%) WAI
11 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.97%) Snort
4 5 (0.69%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.41%) ClearTrust
5 3 (0.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.28%) ACF2
6 2 (0.28%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) NDS
7 1 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.14%) RACF
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (4.43%) QRadar
2 29 (4.01%) Nessus
3 25 (3.46%) Nmap
4 15 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (1.80%) EnCase
6 8 (1.11%) RSA Security Analytics
7 6 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
7 6 (0.83%) OpenVAS
7 6 (0.83%) SCCM
8 5 (0.69%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.69%) WSUS
9 3 (0.41%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.28%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.28%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.28%) zSecure
Vendors
1 75 (10.37%) Cisco
2 61 (8.44%) CheckPoint
3 54 (7.47%) Splunk
4 53 (7.33%) ArcSight
5 43 (5.95%) Intel Security
6 37 (5.12%) Microsoft
7 32 (4.43%) Qualys
8 27 (3.73%) F5
8 27 (3.73%) HP
9 24 (3.32%) Blue Coat
10 23 (3.18%) IBM
11 19 (2.63%) Juniper
11 19 (2.63%) SAP
11 19 (2.63%) Symantec
12 18 (2.49%) Oracle
13 17 (2.35%) Nokia
14 16 (2.21%) Palo Alto
15 15 (2.07%) VMware
16 14 (1.94%) Sourcefire
17 13 (1.80%) Cyber-Ark
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